A great day for birds at High Park

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Today’s nature walk with Miles Hearn took place at High Park, on a windy and cool morning. This is a great time to visit this Toronto treasure – before the cherry blossoms pull in crowds of people. They already have big signs up – don’t climb the trees – and they have staged dozens of port-a-potties for the occasion. As well, once the cherry blossoms get underway, all the roads in the park will be closed.

Before the cherry blossoms

We saw or heard 35 species of birds. By far the highlight was a great horned owl. This bird was way high up in a tree. To see some better photos of it, check out Miles Hearn’s site. He got some exceptional (and better focused photos).

We heard a number of red-bellied woodpeckers, and saw this one on the trail ahead of us.

There were also plenty of Downy…

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